competition on tablets, and more concerns about tax selling ahead of the fiscal cliff. still, shares are up 32% year to date. the stock now on track to be down for the ninth week in the last 11. on average, though, when apple has hit that death cross, shares have gained about 1.1% the following week. apple, bill, the reason that the nasdaq is the big underperformer this week. if apple had been added to the dow instead of united health earlier this year, we would have seen a 700-point decline for this pullback in apple. >> we would have been much higher in the dow than we are now. thanks, bertha. what's to do with apple? is it a buy? do you avoid it? let's talk numbers on this today. what to do with this dreaded death cross? >> bill, a lot of clients of phoenix partners are calling in and saying, you know, what do i do now? is this the time to buy apple? my answer is simply, no, no, no. this is not the time to buy. lefts look at a longer term chart. what i want to point to is the nice, healthy, steady increase in price from 2009. all of the sudden, you know, greed takes over. the stock rallies.